Welcome to Luke Air Force Base

Welcome to Luke Air Force Base, where we train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen! Located in Glendale, Arizona, just west of

Newcomer's Information

Preplanning is essential for newcomers moving to Luke Air Force Base, whether for a permanent change of station, a temporary-duty assignment or a school


The Housing Management Element is responsible for Unaccompanied Housing, off-base and privatized housing referrals and relocation services, and oversight of privatized family housing. Single

Medical Assistance

FLIGHT MEDICINE Flight Medicine supports the flightline with in-flight and ground emergency response during flying operations. It also provides primary care for aircrews and controller

Airman & Family Services

The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is in Bldg. 1113, across from Fowler Park. It offers programs and service

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

LEISURE & RECREATION ACTIVITIES The 56th Force Support Squadron (FSS) welcomes you to Arizona and Luke Air Force Base! We are responsible for enhancing the

Base Services

The American Red Cross, through its military and social services department, provides a worldwide system of emergency-related services that are available to military service

Luke Air Force Base History

In 1940, the U.S. Army sent a representative to Arizona to choose a site for an Army Air Corps training field for advanced training

56th Fighter Wing

FIGHTER WING The host command at Luke Air Force Base is the 56th Fighter Wing, which is organized under Air Education and Training Command. The

56th Mission Support Group

The 56th Mission Support Group’s mission is to “serve Fighter Country with PRIDE.” P is for Professionalism — All customers we serve should clearly

56th Operations Group

In 1992, the Peace Fenghuang Program was approved by Congress under the signature of then-President George H.W. Bush. Peace Fenghuang is Chinese for Phoenix, the

56th Maintenance Group

  The 56th Maintenance Group (MXG) provides aircraft maintenance on 133 F-35s and F-16s for the Air Force’s only active-duty F-35 and F-16 training

F-16 Fighting Falcon

The sophisticated F-16 Fighting Falcon began performing the fighter training mission here Feb. 2, 1983. This multirole fighter is equally potent in air-to-air and

F-35 Lightning II

The first F-35A Lightning II arrived at Luke AFB March 10, 2014. The fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly

Tenant Units

944TH FIGHTER WING The 944th Fighter Wing (FW) is one of more than 50 flying units in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. It report

Local Area

HISTORY Arizona’s first inhabitants were Native Americans who many anthropologists believe migrated to the area 12,000 years ago across the land bridge that once

Area Attractions

ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 53 N. MacDonald Mesa, AZ 85201 480-644-2230 Survey the history of Arizona and the Southwest with exhibits that explore


Thunderbolt with two titles: Marine and Airman

Story by Amn Brooke Moeder on 07/09/2019 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. No matter what branch of the military an individual serves in, whether it'

Bouldering wall a hidden desert gem

Story by TSgt Daniel Martinez on 07/04/2019 Surrounded by the desert sands perched on top of "The Rock" is an unassuming Conex box which hold

Resiliently driving toward victory

Story by A1C Whitney Laine on 07/03/2019 A golfer sets his ball on the starting tee and looks over the meticulously manicured grass toward the

NERE Recognizes Employers Who Support Navy Reserve

Story by PO1 Travis Alston on 07/01/2019 Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum, chief of Navy Reserve and commander, Navy Reserve Force, honored civilian employers from

Alpha Warrior athletes compete at Hill

Story by Cynthia Griggs on 06/27/2019 Hill Air Force Base hosted the Air Force Alpha Warrior Western Regional Competition June 21. Four athletes competed at

Luke Airmen celebrate pride, diversity

Story by A1C Aspen Reid on 06/25/2019 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Since the beginning of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, taking
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